How many people do you think had this lethal combination on their college applications?
Senior class president, captain of the (insert sport here) team.
More than a few, methinks...
Accomplished athletes residing at a slightly higher level than class president at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are now more common as television, and therefore a physical fit appearance, becomes a larger part of the job description. Chris Christie may change all of that if he decides to run in 2012, but for now, the current President has about as much body fat as The Situation (or as he was referred to last episode, The Snitchuation).
Ever since FDR's unfortunate bout with polio left him commanding U.S. forces in World War II from the seat of a wheelchair, the presidency has seen some impressive jocks in the West Wing from Eisenhower to Ford to Bush 41 and 43. With all the pressure of the job, a good workout or pickup game appears to be the preferred way to relieve stress, and that's a good thing.
So in honor of President's Day, who are the top five president-athletes of the past dozen administrations?
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